We see you

I used to tell my step-son when he was younger that it didn’t cost us anything to be kind to people.It’s a sentiment I still believe in years later. However, the reality of not sharing…

Get back what we put in

By Joan Barton The essential difference between living in a rural community and an urban centre is that if you are going to make it work you can’t just live in a rural community, you…

Making Dreams Come True invites requests

By Darren Lum Finding that perfect formal ensemble for the upcoming graduation this year is closer than you think.After eight years, the Make Dreams Come True initiative continues to be a service for anyone interested…

Grateful for a great friend, community after fire

By Darren LumSheena Boakes and her father of Cardiff need your help after being left with nothing but the clothes on their backs following a fire that consumed the house they were living in up…

There’s Art in being a Haliburton booster

By Darren LumMix in belief, commitment, pride and a heaping of love and you have a recipe for what makes up Art Ward. He may have died on Dec. 28 at the Columbia Forest long-term…

Thankful for support, help with what you can

By Darren LumThe holidays will never be the same for Marylou Clark of Haliburton.Losing her husband, Robert Clark, 64, in a tragic vehicular collision on Highway 35 north of Lindsay on Dec. 14 left her…

‘Tis the season to show you care

By Darren Lum We’ve all endured and lost so much this year.There’s a strangeness to seeing someone one day and learning about that same person dying not long after. It’s bittersweet to know you were…

Contribute to a brighter Christmas

After more than a quarter of a century of Christmas Challenges by the Haliburton County Home Builders Association, the need to help others continues with the pandemic.In its 26 years, the Annual Christmas Challenge seeks…

Motivating students with hands-on learning

By Darren LumWhen Grade 12 Haliburton Highlands Secondary School student Grace Hudson started the day, she didn’t think she would enjoy plumbing, but that changed after she participated in the Tools in the Trades Boot…

Apple Sauce Project provides community bounty

By StaffThis year’s Apple Sauce Project effort is bringing 1,300 servings of apple sauce to be given to seniors in the Highlands thanks to the generosity of residents, who harvested the autumn bounty from community…

Football trailblazer engineers inspiring success

By Darren LumHaliburton Highlands Hall of Fame inductee Taly Williams may be the first pro football player to come from here, but it’s his achievements in applied science and environmental engineering that has truly changed…

Highland Wood and Hyland Crest love

By Lynda Shadbolt Greetings readers of this column! I hope you are well and finding ways to stay connected, safe and focused on being positive and hopeful in these unique times. We all inspire, support…

Sweet support for Bitter Lake food drive

By Darren Lum The community members of the Bitter Lake, Burdock Lake and Long Lake area are putting their hearts towards a food drive to help residents that use the Haliburton food bank.Leading the charge…

Local company raises the roof in support of…

When Cory and Melissa Valentini got their roofing business ramped up for the summer season, they wanted to take their success and turn it into success for the whole community.The owner/operators of Up Right Roofing,…

Community rallies for family following fatal fire

By Jenn Watt An outpouring of support and donations has been flowing for the Brown/Trotter family following a fatal fire near Gooderham in the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 15. More than $38,000 had…